Bucks County History

Mt Gilead



On the top of Buckingham mountain is the Mount Gilead African Methodist Episcopal church, built of logs, in 1835 and 1836, and re-built of stone in 1852. It is quite a snug edifice, and near by is a graveyard enclosed by a neat pale-fence.
Mount Gilead Church was first constructed of logs in 1832
and later fortified with stone, according to the book “Black
Heritage Sites” by Nancy Curtis. The church was one of
the last stops in Pennsylvania for slaves heading to New
Jersey, according to the book.







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